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Old June 21st, 2005, 04:22 PM   #1
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Hello all. I'm working on a project by which I program a audio/video block for my lounge in South Beach. My goal is to:
1) build playlist in FCP (or other, better?), then export to ??? format to play from a VDR
2) playlist is made of audio mp3 on audio track w/ ambient video on vid track for say ten minutes, then put in two music videos, followed by mp3 on audio track w/ ambient video on vid track, and so on.

The TVs the VDR will broadcast on are 36" non-HDTV. I need to import my DVD collection of 1000 music videos to hard disk, but am unsure what format which will still be good visually.

Then what format should I export my playlist to?

I'm working on a G5, dual 2.0 w/ 8 gb RAM, and lots of hard disk space.

I have most of the editing programs available.

I got the equiptment to edit a video of my grandma's funeral - when this idea came to me. I've been workign digital video for years on my macs, but this jump to video is relatively new.

Any help will be appreciated!

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Old June 22nd, 2005, 05:30 AM   #2
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What exactly is a "VDR"? Wouldn't it be handier to just burn a couple of DVD's
(with just the movie / audio on them, ie no menus) and play those from a DVD
player connected to the screens?

I have no Mac so I cannot help you with any specifics or software in that
department. Sorry. Usually you need to extract the individual streams from
the MPEG-2 files on the DVD to re-use your content.

Good luck!

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